Hubballi: Out Patient Department (OPD) services at Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) are likely to be affected as the Junior Doctors Association of KIMS will be joining the nationwide protest from Tuesday (November 30).
The JDA will be taking part in the protest by FORDA (Federation of Resident Doctors Association) against the repeated postponement of NEET-PG 2021 counselling.
In a statement, the KIMS JDA stated that they stand in solidarity with the call for the indefinite strike by FORDA in view of the delay in NEET-PG Counselling, the mental-physical burnout of resident doctors of the nation fighting at the frontline since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, and by KARD (Karnataka Association of Resident Doctors).
The doctors are demanding the restructuring of the academic fees according to the 2018-19 academic year, payment of Covid risk allowance, and on-time payment of post-graduate and house surgeon stipends. and accelerating the NEET PG counselling process.
The doctors said that despite repeated pleas, their above-mentioned demands were not met, and hence they were left with no option but to join the pan-India indefinite strike. RDA at KIMS will be withdrawing OPD services as well as elective surgeries from November 30.
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